LEADS Center for Student Leadership Development

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Daemen College offers many programs throughout the year that will aid all students in developing their leadership skills. Below are a list of upcoming events sponsored by the LEADS Center or other Daemen College student service departments.

Do you have a question about LEADS? Feel free to contact the office of Orientation & Student Leadership at 716-839-8494 or at LEADS.

 

 

FALL 2015

September 17

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
TIME MANAGEMENT
Study - Meetings - Friends - Events - Job - Eat - Sleep! How do you fit it all in? It doesn’t have to be that hard. Come to this workshop to find out strategies for not only doing it all, but doing it well.
Research & Information Commons, Room 120  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch will be provided
Reservations Required: Log in using your mydaemen ID & password
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, The Learning Center, Enrollment Management

Speakers Series:
ONE NIGHT
One Night is an interactive play that follows four close friends through a situation where they are confronted with rape among friends. At times comical, at times dramatic, One Night will blow you away.
Wick Center, Social Room  ~ 7:00pm-8:30pm
Reservations Required: Log in using your mydaemen ID and password
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center, Housing & Residence Life, Student Activities, and Student Affairs

October 6

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
QUALITIES OF A LEADER
General Motors Co. Tonawanda Engine Plant manager Steve Finch will discuss topics such as: Leadership, Retention, Student Success and barriers (emphasis, helping others achieve their dreams). Mr. Finch manages the 3.1 million square-foot Tonawanda Engine plant and oversees its 1,774 employees. He is active in various professional and community-based organizations. He is chairman of the board for United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. In addition, he is a board member of the AAA of Western New York and the Buffalo Urban League.
Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch will be provided
Reservations Required: Log in using your mydaemen ID and password
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Career Services

 

October 8

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
FACILITATING SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS
Do you call meetings together and get nothing accomplished?  Is everyone more focused on getting their point across instead of listening to each other?  Do participants feel that there is no order to your meetings?  This presentation will help you get organized, get everyone on the same page, and get your goals accomplished!
Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch will be provided
Reservations Required: Log in using your mydaemen ID and password
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center

 

October 15

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
CREATING A SPENDING PLAN & STAYING OUT OF DEBT
Now that you're in college, you have a lot more responsibility.  However, we have the information and tools you need to manage these new demands.   In this workshop, you'll learn how to manage your money while in school and establish wise spending habits that will carry you throughout your lifetime.  Learn how to create a spending plan, reach your financial goals, and avoid unnecessary debt from the start.
Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch will be provided
Reservations Required: Log in using your mydaemen ID and password
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Financial Aid

October 27

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series: 
UNDERSTANDING GROUP DYNAMICS  
Do you work with a group of people in class, on the field or court, within a co-curricular group, or at work? Oftentimes individuals struggle working with one another effectively because they do not understand Group Process. This interactive session will explore Group Dynamics from the formation of a group through the last meeting of the year.
Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch will be provided
Reservations Required: Log in using your mydaemen ID and password
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Counseling Services

 

October 29

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
MULTIGENERATIONAL LEADERSHIP: EFFECTIVELY WORKING TOGETHER ACROSS GENERATIONS
Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials…Whether you are a student, faculty, or staff member you will most likely be working with individuals from different generations.  These generations work differently, communicate differently, and often have a different approach to life.  This session will provide you information to effectively work together across different generations.
Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch will be provided
Reservations Required: Log in using your mydaemen ID and password
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Residence Life

 

November 3

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
THREE WAYS TO ACE NETWORKING
Learning how to network effectively is one of the most powerful tools an individual can use to advance their professional career.  This workshop will teach you to network like a pro!
Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch will be provided
Reservations Required: Log in using your mydaemen ID and password
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Career Services

 

November 10

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
LEADERSHIP IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT
Do you want to be a leader?  Are you already a leader?  This session will help you understand the development stages of a leadership and discover what stage you are in and where you can go from here.
Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch will be provided
Reservations Required: Log in using your mydaemen ID and password
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Residence Life

 

November 12

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
I AM NOT CRAZY…I AM JUST NOT YOU!
Do you sometimes just feel misunderstood?  It may simply be a matter of differing personality traits.  Come and explore the world of extroverts, introverts, and ambiverts.  Which are you and how does that effect your interactions with others?
Wick Center, Alumni Lounge ~ 11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch will be provided
Reservations Required: Log in using your mydaemen ID and password
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center

 

November 17

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
TAKING CARE OF YOU: HOW TO COPE WHEN STRESSED
Daemen's Director of Counseling Services will teach you about the different types of stress and help you identify ways to keep yourself healthy and happy while coping with the stressors of school and life. Come prepared to listen, share, learn, and relax.
Wick Center, Alumni Lounge  ~ 11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch will be provided
Reservations Required: Log in using your mydaemen ID and password
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Counseling Services

 

November 19

Lunch, Learn, and Lead Series:
MEDITATION: A LEADER'S TOOL TO MANAGE STRESS
Meditation can help us become less stressed. In this session we will learn the basics of meditation and how it can help us take action with integrity. Using integrity to control our own actions helps us develop a sense of peacefulness in our lives.
Research & Information Commons, Room 120 ~ 11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch will be provided
Reservations Required: Log in using your mydaemen ID and password
Sponsored by: The LEADS Center and Institutional Advancement

 

 

Leadership for YOU!

Attention Faculty, Staff & Students:

Want us to develop a workshop for your class or organization or have topic ideas for future programming? Contact the LEADS Center and we will design a program meeting your needs or the needs of your class or organization.

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